This is the mail archive of the cygwin mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: Cygwin command line takes a long time to start

On 7/22/2010 9:53 PM, David Antliff wrote:
On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 07:49, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
OK then the easiest thing to do is add "set -x" to your ~/.bash_profile
and watch where the delay happens as the statements scroll by.

Ah, that's useful - I also have a 10-second-or-so delay when mintty starts. By using a bunch of 'echo' commands and that set -x (which of course extends the time, but at least makes it clear if anything is 'hanging') it's clear to me that the majority of the delay (about 6 seconds) happens before .bash_profile executes.

I am loading bash_completion and it does take about 5 seconds, but
that's the last thing to run before the prompt appears, and the delay
is happening before that.

How would one go about debugging the bash or mintty startup before
.bash_profile is read?

This suggests to me that there are "things" in your Windows environment that are slowing things down (network directories in your PATH, <>, etc.) I'd look to things like that before jumping into bash more. If that's really not it, you can try running bash under strace and look for calls that are taking very significant time. That may lead you to something that's a problem though I expect it will be external again.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd.                          (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746


A: Yes.
Q: Are you sure?
A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

-- Problem reports: FAQ: Documentation: Unsubscribe info:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]